Friday, April 15, 2016

Roosevelt Island Parents' Network Gifted & Talented Workshop Sunday April 17 - G&T Scores Are Out, Now What?

Roosevelt Island Parents' Network Coordinator Eva Bosbach reports:
Dear RI Parents,

We would like to invite you to the 5th workshop in the "Parents for Parents" series by the RI Parents' Network:

"G&T scores are out. Now what?"

The ad hoc workshop will take place this Sunday, April 17, 4:30 to 6pm.

Many RI parents just learned their children's Gifted & Talented (G&T) scores and have to decide soon which G&T schools or programs to apply to for their children. Other RI parents recently went through the same process and successfully placed their children in both district-wide and citywide G&T programs. They are willing to offer their experience both with the application process and with their current school to answer your questions and help you navigate the process. What are the differences between the citywide and district-wide programs? What are important specifics of the respective schools and programs? Which schools have a bus to RI? What is the commute like if there is no bus?

Parents with children in the following schools will be joining the panel: NEST+m, PS/IS217, Lower Lab school, PS85Q, PS11 and PS33.

We are looking for parents who can answer questions about the following schools and programs: Anderson, TAG, Q300, and any other G&T programs that RI parents send their children to and would like to tell about to other parents. Please let us know if you know of any.

Here are some resources:

The NYC Department of Education G&T website:

2016 G&T program tours and open houses (please check the websites of the school to confirm and register (Click Image to Enlarge),

The city's summary of 2016 G&T results by district, grade and eligibility (Click Image to Enlarge),

 and a chart showing a comparison of testers scoring 99 in 2015 and 2016 (Click Image to Enlarge).

The Parents Alliance for Citywide Education is hosting a panel discussion next Wednesday, April 20, at 6.30pm, where you can learn about the five citywide schools from other parents.

An overview about the district wide programs for our district two is included in the DoE's G&T Program Handbook for students born 2008 to 2011.

We would also like to let you know that PS/IS217 here on Roosevelt Island is offering tours on Monday and Tuesday at 8.45am, with a formal presentation from current parents, a teacher, and an administrator. 10-15 G&T parents from grades K-5 will be at each tour to answer questions and show families around the building.

Please reply to RSVP for our Sunday "G&T scores are out. Now what?" workshop by tomorrow, Saturday April 16. The location of workshop will be sent to those who RSVP,

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Aiesha, Chaya, Firuza, Irena, Kristin, Michal and Eva
More info on the NYC DOE Gifted & Talented Program from this 2015 post.